I have a 2002 firebird with pop up headlights. Why won't one of my headlights popup?

Asked by Feb 21, 2015 at 11:29 AM about the 2002 Pontiac Firebird Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2002 firebird with pop up headlights.  Recently the right one doesn't open but the
left one does when I turn on the switch and I hear loud gears grinding for about 5 seconds
and when I push the remote button to lock my car, the left light pops open and the right
light doesn't move and I hear the grinding noise for about 5 seconds.  Do you know what
could be happening?

3 Answers

16,640

The headlight pod assembly is bad. You can unhook the motor so it will stop grinding and manualy raise and lower the headlight. Hopefully you haven't done much damage to the gear drive and can replace it.

4,095

Both repair kits and motor assemblies are available for these. They are a typical problem with these cars. Both are easy to install with a little care and patience. You can get them on line or at local auo stores like NAPA or Auto Zone. TransAm77 is right - you can manually raise and lower the light assembly by turning a knob on the top of the motor assembly.

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16,640

Thanks for the additional help taver91! Anything to help out a fellow Pontiac/TransAm owner.

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